Can't start Gnome anymore after an upgrade

martin benavides benavideslee at
Sun Sep 26 18:46:12 UTC 2004

On Sun, 2004-09-26 at 11:41 +0200, Francois Armand wrote:
> Hello,
> After having upgrade my new ubuntu (very good distro) yesterday, I have
> a problem to start gnome : the ubuntu splash screen appears on the blue
> background, but nothing else occurs. I mean that no one icon appears
> under "ubuntu".
> I think it's the same bug as explains in the message "Pb starting gnome
> with a particular user" in archive list.
> I try to remove .gnome* from my home but nothing change. I also try to
> create a new user but he has the same problem. I even try to reinstall
> gnome's packages. I eventually install xfce which works fine.
> Thanks for your help.
> PS : exuse me for my ugly english, I hope one can understand it...
A workarraound that i found to "fix" this is , enter a terminal
and ps awux |grep bonobo-activation
Kill the process and gnome will go on.

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